“Judge not.Lest you be judged”

Scriu acestea ca răspuns la un articol apărut pe un blog în engleză, articol critic la adresa celor scrise de mine despre ziua lui Adam Smith. Articolul meu AICI.

Persoana respectivă, englez, irlandez, american sau galez după nume, în loc să îmi lase un comentariu şi prin urmare dreptul la replică, mi-a copiat articolul pe blogul lui şi a scris articolul defăimător la adresa articolului meu pe blogul lui. Probabil din lipsă de alte subiecte.

Oricine are discernământ şi capacitatea de a raţiona, observă că articolul meu este o alegorie, este punctul de vedere al unui filolog şi nu al unui economist…Ce legătură are Ţara Feacilor din Odiseea cu economia? Iar eu mă consider în primul rând filolog şi apoi economist.

În al doilea rând m-a criticat pentru că am oferit informaţii eronate cu privire la data naşterii lui Adam Smith. Eu nu folosesc Wikipedia când vreau să verific nişte date, mai ales că în această eră a Marketingului 3.0, oricine poate “share-ui” sau posta orice informaţii, nu neapărat veridice. Sursa mea de informaţie este Avuţia Naţiunilor de Adam Smith de la editura Publica, editură de cărţi de specialitate foarte cunoscută la noi şi al cărei client sunt. Pe coperta internă scrie că Adam Smith s-a născut pe 16 iunie.

Pe lângă alte critici, mai mult sau mai puţin mascate, ale stilului şi informaţiilor de factură economică pe care le-aş fi prezentat greşit, autorul cu nume străin îmi critică şi politica de preţuri cu referire la cursurile pe care compania mea le oferă. Nu ştiu cum un cetăţean UK are idee despre preţurile din Romania precum şi despre salariul minim, salariu mediu, etc..în funcţie de care noi, furnizorii de servicii, ne calculăm preţurile şi costurile. Tarifele noastre sunt în concordanţă cu aceşti indicatori şi nu au legătură cu preţurile din altă ţară. Tarifele noastre sunt “a good value for the money”. Pentru interesaţi, găsiţi mai multe informaţii pe acest link: www.engleza-de-afaceri.ro/tarife.

Nu văd legătura dintre articolul despre Adam Smith şi preţurile noastre. Articolul respectiv nu era un articol de promovare ci o poveste scrisă de filologul din mine. Mai am unele răbufniri după ce m-am lăsat de poezii :).

Dacă doriţi să ne criticaţi, să ne comentaţi sau să fiţi ajutaţi cu sfaturi gratuite, cursuri de limba engleză şi traduceri, scrieţi-ne la contact@engleza-de-afaceri.ro sau lasaţi un comentariu.

Titlul articolului este şi unul din motto-urile mele: “ Judge not. Lest you be judged”. Este un citat care mi-a plăcut foarte mult din Mad Men. Unul dintre cele mai bune seriale realizate vreodată, poate cel mai bun (click AICI dacă nu aţi înţeles Lest).

Vă multumesc pentru că “mă citiţi”.

Later edit: M-am reapucat de poezii.

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She is primarily a teacher of English. Also her mind is lured by goodies like finance, economics, interest rates, the stock market, as she has a hankering for how the money is made. Nevertheless she is a dreamer on a cloud...As dreams cost nothing... In ordinary days she is a word-weaver for everything and everything that breathes. In the best of days she just follows the seasons by means of bike, skis, or roller-skates. She is grateful to all colors of the world and to people who read, laugh, smile and drop a line here, or on her email.

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34 comments on ““Judge not.Lest you be judged”
  1. People do sleazy things. Some have copied my material without asking. Instead of freaking out, I just decided that all press is good press. Anyone with a touch of discernment can tell the real thing from the copy. Also, none of us is perfect as your title suggests.

    Bottom line… Don’t sweat the small stuff. Xx😊🌻🌸🌾🚻🇨🇦

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      Thank you for your words 🙂 This post is from another “epoch”, I was a different person then. Presently I look the mean in the eye and learn something out of it. Don’t sweat the small stuff is the best piece of advice, also the “big stuff” should be taken lightly… Thank you for commenting at a post in Romanian. I would be happy to break the language barrier 🙂

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      • My pleasure. I would do it more often but don’t want to install Google Translate on my tab just yet. It is a wonderful service, though. I had a complete rapport with a Polish woman in Poland. And she wrote almost entirely in Polish! Tech is good. 🙂

        I get that you have evolved since writing that. Still, I think it’s good that you stood your ground and outlined the obvious point that the copy cat missed.

        I “defend” myself, as it were, in a roundabout way through everything I write. Nobody respects doormats. 🙂

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        My pleasure, too 🙂 Yes, tech is good 🙂 I had no choice but to evolve, and I have shaped myself into the Hydra, and when one chopps off my head, two appear in its stead, only that I spit optimism 🙂 That was indeed small stuff… I like everything you write… I wish I had known your writings when I was a student. It would have made things easier 🙂

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      • To me you seem like a mature woman with a beautiful heart and an IQ thru the roof! No wonder you have so many followers. Sincerity breeds warmth and trust. Myself, earthpages arose in response to a questionable experience at the U. Or, at least, partly in response. When I was job hunting the inspiration to make the blog came to me. The web was new (late 1990s) and I thought I could make a difference. My early work was pretty poorly written. I had only done academic papers. Transitioning to a popular style… Well, let’s just say I’m still working on it! 📣😍😊

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  2. Iulia Halatz says:

    Thank you very much for your beautiful words ❤ I always abide by Mr Maugham's words that the funniest thing in life is to speak the truth…hence my sincerity and humour which is usually directed to my humble person 🙂 Yes, creating a style is the beast… In faculty I wasn't able to write anything even though we were trained to write…Only academic writing for the exams. I felt that all voices have already spoken and all the words have been used because of the large amount of stories and styles we had to take in. Too much unstructured information… When reading your blog I feel that things start to take their right places… I bid you a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

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  3. Backing up a bit, I really liked your metaphor of the hydra. It reminded me of an old alchemical drawing that Jung was interested in. A beast with several heads. Me, I’m more like the headless horseman. Is that European or North American folklore? I’d have to check. In India I was so destructured that I’ve had to restructure. I was never entirely taken down to zero, but it felt like it at the time. Later, with another kind of revelation, I might have actually witnessed my truest self. A very small, humble creature kneeling on the edge of the planet, before a massively infinite God. So any “style” that comes after something like that of course must be relative, almost contrived. But on a more optimistic note… one must try to connect with others. Be where they are at. Or close to it. If this makes no sense… no worries! 🙂

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  4. Iulia Halatz says:

    Please excuse me for the delay in writing. Mondays are manic. I like monsters, and the way ancient people used them to paint and alleviate fears of the unknown and unexplainable…and show respect towards the forces of Nature. The headless horseman is both American and European folklore, I think. Nice!!! We are all monsters…half-dreamers, half-monsters 🙂 (Ray Bradbury, again)…. And we have to do good, not great, and be kind the the other monsterlings..and close…My mind is so destructured that I can understand or at least imagine… What is pessimism? 🙂 Religion in very important and this is in agreement with you.. I know nothing of India, only the things I read in books…

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  5. I grew up non-religious so struggle with the less than spiritual aspects of any religion.

    I am curious. How do you pronounce your first name? Could you write it out phonetically? I mean, mine would be My-kel. So would yours be Joo-lee-ah? Or maybe Ooo-lee-ah? 😁

    Interesting about representing mythical creatures. I’ve only seen pics of European gargoyles on churches etc. We have a few here but not as imposing!

    India… I went with romantic Hollywood notions in my head. I returned with no head! 😀😎😅

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      I grew up rather non-religious too, but things have changed,
      My first name is pronounced like Julia, only that that first part is pronounced like Yul (Brynner) 🙂 You made me think about a phonetic transcription as we don’t have this in my language, Romanian is a phonetic language.
      Fiction is full of creatures, mythical or “human” 🙂
      About India, now I can think of A Passage to India by E.M. Forster, and as far as I can remember the magic of the country influenced the non-natives into making them do strange things. No wonder you came back without a head 🙂 🙂

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      • A phonetic language. Now that’s a twist! Mind you, I deal in ideas not language per se, so maybe that is more common than I suppose. Fascinating, it must be. I admire your smarts in that area. Thanks for spelling out your name, as it were.
        Funny you said religion is important to me. I felt called to go to Mass today after being away for a while. A lady approached me, asking if I would like to be a lector! 😊😇☺🚹👼⛑🐟

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  6. Iulia Halatz says:

    Obviously I deal in language 🙂 and indeed we pronounce the way we write, but that’s a twist 🙂 only for us, native speakers. Anyway, this is the only pleasant thing about Romanian. Our grammar is complex and in want of rules. I tried to make up some but there are too many exceptions. I hope I was clear, anyway people call me Julia too.
    I was merely observing the ideas beneath the lines…I know all the “stories” and it is not a matter of blind faith. I like the sense of community and my church is the place where I meet good people and oftentimes I am given the opportunity to do good and receive good. Anyway I was called to Mass too as it was an important day…Skipped it. After all I was there on Sunday 🙂 Nice!!! 🙂

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  7. I wanted to be a priest and even checked out a monastery. No dice… 😦

    I did a little search about phonetic languages. Seems complicated. You can’t just say it’s Western vs. Asian. And each language has a bit of it. So it’s more a matter of degree – than black and white – in most cases (?) That’s what I gleaned from my speedy research.

    Okay… I’ll be honest. Curiosity got the better of me and I Googled you. I was so impressed by your photos. An elegant young woman who could be a fashion model if she ever got bored of languages! 🙂 Me, I’m just a middle aged man trying to get his tummy down an inch or two. It can be hard when you feel young but your body tells you otherwise. Live long enuf and you’ll understand better! xx 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy your youth, you beautiful young lady!

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  8. Iulia Halatz says:

    I don’t know many things about languages. I also know Frech in the way that I learned it in childhood but I am totally out of practice. With a view to the other Latin languages, I think Romanian is the only phonetic one, I have studied Spanish a bit, which is rather similar, I was more interested in the grammar, as I was absolutely fed up with ALL the irregular verbs from French, which I learned by heart, so I was curious to see if Spanish was easier. About Romanian, once you get a grasp of our alphabet, things get easier. Still we do have some letters/ sounds which are singular in the group of Latin languages; ă, â, î, ț, ș which make the pronounciation of foreigners funny. But we don’t laugh 🙂 We appreciate any foreigner who speaks Romanian.
    Well, I am blushing 🙂 I agree with feeling young while the body stubbornly clings to another perspective :). That is why I like vampires, young, ancient and wise in one 🙂 I am not that young, my optimism and inner smile keep me young. And in the respect of tummies and other :), my sport routine is my thing 🙂 The more I exercise the younger I get… That’s the magic 😉 Once you believe in it, it becomes real 🙂
    Thank you for your beautiful words 🙂

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  9. Oh my. I’m not getting my notifications otherwise I might have replied earlier! I met many linguists in India. I lived in the VIP Guest House (a bit of a joke that it was called that!) which housed international students. We lived in better conditions than the local Indian students. Their “hostels” were pretty shabby. Ours were quite nice. Looking back, the whole thing was quite unfair and unrealistic, to some degree. But I tried to break thru the barrier. I found the village people more interesting than many of the middle class. But there were exceptions.

    But I digress. Many students there were linguists. Russian students. Japanese. Chinese. Korean. Ozzy. UK. American. German. Norwegian. French. Danish. Bangladeshi. You name it. Well not all were linguists per se, but many could speak more languages than I could! Some really were experts. I admired them. I had taken a Sanskrit / English dictionary that I bought here (for a pretty penny!) and soon realized that I had little talent for it. Sure I could get around town and shop in Bengali. But the written script seemed so weird!

    Then I learned that it’s all interrelated to some degree. I found that so interesting. The Indo-European languages… Actually, when you look at ancient history there was much more interpenetration of cultures than most realize. Silk Road, etc.

    Anyhow… just more rambling. I read your post just now and haven’t thought about it. A spontaneous reply.

    I would ride my bike more but the condo development in Toronto has made the traffic insane!

    Neil Young does a song about Vampires. But I think it’s a critique of the oil industry or something… 🙂 xxMike 🙂

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      Please don’t sweat about it 🙂 …and please excuse me for replying so late…about languages and linguists, now I can only remember a quote (maybe of Pico della Mirandola, maybe Champollion, I just cannot remember) that all languages are subdialects of one universal language – the quote is not the original one,…Nevertheless only a few can see this..that languages are interrelated alive bodies… Champollion saw it precisely… Just fascinating…
      I ride my bycicle in the park, because the traffic is also insane and politically incorrect towards bikers. I try to make do anyway…
      Legendary speaking :), vampires are the ancient inhabitants of my country, so everything goes 🙂 xxIulia 🙂

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      • Reply today, tomorrow next week, it’s all the same to me. ☺ I am happy because I just discovered Google Play books app and realized with War and Peace, which I downloaded for free, you can look up and even translate words within the app! As I get older I think reading fiction classics will be more important for me. Scholarly ideas get boring. The real truth is what we learn thru life and the ‘imagination.’
        I find it interesting to read another person in their original (mother) tongue. Even tho one needs web help, one can discern the workings of their mind better… see their patterns and complexity. So if you ever feel like writing in Romanian, please do. 😀🌎💒

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        Well, it is not the same to me, as I like the exchange of our words 🙂 Hectic weekend.
        I am happy that you are happy with your new app. Sounds interesting!
        I will write something in Romanian for you 🙂 I like better writing in English because English resonates better with me, as I always compare it with Mathematics, it has rules… Romanian is like fiction for a mathematician, one never knows where the story may lead, usually in the pit with the pendulum 🙂 🙂 🙂 ❤

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      • What I meant to say is pls only write when you feel so compelled. I would never want to lay a guilt trip on anyone or make them feel obligated. That ain’t freedom, as they say!
        Today is Father’s Day here and mine passed away in 2003 so I’m sort of at loose ends. Other days can be very hectic, as with you.
        Incidentally, I read some Romanian history at Wikipedia. A very long and interesting tale!
        Write if or whenever you feel like it.
        Happy Sunday, xxx😊👁👮🏻👼🌹🎈❤️✝✨

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        What I meant is I like/love writing so I feel very compelled 🙂 🙂 Freedom is very important but the invisible ties are others. I always write when I am asked. With pleasure and joy 🙂
        I am sorry about your father. Mine passed away in 2007.
        Happy Sunday! xxx 🙂 ❤

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      • 2007 is a little more recent. Sincere condolences.
        What I meant to say was essentially my outlook on life. Yes, relationships, immediate and faraway are important. But for me most important is to try to align those and everything else with God’s will. A daily act of discernment. True, we don’t always get it right but that’s part of it. A process of continual refinement. So the freedom really comes in just trying to get it right.
        Some people are more driven by inferiority/superiority complexes (or something like that) and can be a real pain in the neck. I try to politely distance myself from them, especially if they carry bad vibes!
        You, I find intriguing and intelligent. 😊

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        Thank you!
        Freedom is very important. In the sense that I can be myself and don’t have to pretend I am somebody else. Not all the time a simple thing…
        Interesting to say that people are driven by inferiority/superiority complexes…I think that people are stuck in One Golden Age which has shaped their perception towards anything and ultimately their inferiority/superiority complexes… Also some live to compare or live thru comparing…which I abhore, we feel inferior or superior only by comparing with somebody or something…

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      • If we lived in a perfect world we could all be perfectly transparent. But for whatever reason, God or the devil, we have imperfection. So we need to shield our most sensitive aspect from the obtuse and toxic personalities. Jung, as u probably know, called this outer shell the persona. Jung believed a flexible and self-aware use of the persona was a good thing. It lubricates the social order. But those who think they ARE their persona, well they are in for a surprise some day! Xxx 🐙🦀🐲🐍🐸💞💟💜👁👣

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        Utopia is a golden word and world. Nevertheless utopias lose their colour in real life. My theory is simpler. I preserve and hide my utopia under a dome and use it in times of need 🙂 … I have had my share of surprises…Broken windows 😉 🙂 ❤

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      • To me you are living proof that spiritual maturity and chronological age have little to do with one another. Some people start early. Some late. The image of “broken windows” reminds me of a young lady whom I met AFTER India. She became a guide, of sorts, helping me realize that not only holy men and women in Asia were aware of things.

        One time she got so frustrated at someone that she literally broke a window in our apartment building. But being rich and a child of God, she got off.

        There are wildflowers everywhere… hothouse flowers too… but I prefer the former… xxxooo 🙂

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        🙂 ❤ ❤ 🙂 I wouldn't contradict you 🙂
        Mr Somerset Maugham's pragmatism has taught me to hide my utopia, and his magic outlook on love to show it in bits of glimpses like wildflowers surviving the whirlwinds of the greyish world. 🙂

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      • You love Maugham! 🙂
        For me “wildflowers” are those who don’t really hold to any church or creed. They just are. “Hothouse” are spiritual people within the confines and structures of a church. Just my own private words. Not common English usage!
        Mind you, there was a song that I loved as a kid. I really dug the apocalyptic guitar. I am a hobbyist musician. Funnily enough, writing with you is good for my riffs!

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        I do! 🙂
        Mr Maugham’s words are to be read on holiday with the eyes blinded by the glare of the sea, and in the absence of the creed that people remain the same, and living with everything that is changing and moving 🙂
        Well, I understand, for my part it was just a metaphor.
        Thank you for the song 🙂 I am happy about the inspiration given to your riffs! 🙂
        You have my admiration! 🙂

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      • Well Iulia, I was considering letting things slide because, Geez, this is a long thread! Also, nothing but silly fragments came to me yesterday. A song and a beautiful image. Yes, I could have stopped there. But now that the days are becoming shorter again, it got me thinking how I am a bit of a vampire too — metaphorically speaking of course. I love the night and always feel happy when I know we are moving into longer evenings and shorter days. At Christmas here, it gets dark as early as 4 or 5 pm! Love it! Xxx😊

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        Well Michael, I was considering celebrating the longest days of the year, which I did 🙂 I like the summer, the spring, and the enduring light. But I feel better at the winter solstice when it gets dark at 5 PM and one second 🙂 🙂

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  10. Yeah, actually I joke about the Dracula thing with my closer friends. But in reality the night life is becoming less important to me as I get older. If called to church, that usually uplifts me so it doesn’t matter… Day or night. Still, I think I would be classified as a night owl! Xxx😇😱😺😸

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      🙂 🙂 Definitely an early bird. Nevertheless I have some roamers-of-the-night symptoms; changing color in my eyes, “cold blood” as my pulse and blood pressure are very low, but I feel reassured by the fact that I can’t stand the sight of blood. 🙂 😉 With a view to Dracula and my country, this is an article I have written at the invitation of Mr Mohamad Al Karbi: https://mohamadkarbi.com/2017/04/15/romania/
      My words are my words 🙂 but the video is amazing.
      Beautiful wishes for a most beautiful Saturday! 🙂 ❤

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      • You must be a much sought after person with your gift for languages. I had a prof once who was proficient with several European languages but never did he exhibit such poetic flair. His usage was clunky, unimaginative and robotic… When he spoke at all, that is! You bring beauty and love to your skills. Impressive indeed!
        I really liked the video too. It’s so nice to learn about a new place with a seasoned guide. I am so curious. I travel thru video, music, Wikipedia and dusty old books that I buy for a buck or two! Thanks for sharing. I feel it helps me to understand you better! Xxx Mike 😄😻🙉👸💂🏇💝

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      • Iulia Halatz says:

        Thank you very much! 🙂 ❤ I do believe in what I write and my country is so beautiful. It has shaped our literature, our music, the arts and crafts. Such beautiful surroundings give a go to the imagination.
        The video is exquisite, nonetheless it shows but a part of the country, Transylvania mostly. I was born in the county of vineyards and this shaped my sense of feeling and seeing 🙂
        I have travelled only in Europe, but I have been travelling thru music and the old books that smell like ancient Egypt 🙂
        You're right, this is such a long thread 🙂 🙂 ❤

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